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What do Edward Snowden, Pussy Riot, and Ai Weiwei all have in common?

On Mar 12, 2016 by AJ Dellinger

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Lego won’t sell to Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei because his art is ‘political’

Who knew that 'political' Lego art was off-limits?

On Oct 26, 2015 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Chinese dissident mocks Beijing after he finds listening device in his studio

He's not afraid of the Chinese government.

On Oct 5, 2015 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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China returns passport to artist Ai Weiwei after 4 years

Ai Weiwei can finally leave China again.

On Jul 22, 2015 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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Why China wants to pay you to spread propaganda on the Internet

On Weibo, those pro-government communiques might be from paid shills. 

On Oct 24, 2014 by Chris Tognotti

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Ai Weiwei, Instagram, and the mystery of the ‘leg gun’ meme

Point and foot. 

On Jun 13, 2014 by Audra Schroeder

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We can’t stop watching this guy destroy a $1 million vase by Ai Weiwei

You break it, you... can't afford it.

On Feb 19, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Stop Watching Us planning Washington march against surveillance

The rally will coincide with the 12th anniversary of the Patriot Act.

On Sep 19, 2013 by Kevin Collier

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Ai Weiwei and the power (chords) of the virtual protester

The Chinese dissident artist's new metal album turns protest into poetry.

On Jun 24, 2013 by Audra Schroeder

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Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei goes “Gangnam Style” for political protest

 Ai’s parody video is both silly and subversive. It doesn’t mean anything at all and at the same time it means everything.

On Oct 24, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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New Statesman and Ai Weiwei challenge China’s “Great Firewall”

Well-known artist and dissident Ai Weiwei edited the latest issue of the magazine, which is available for free in China via file-sharing networks.

On Oct 19, 2012 by Fidel Martinez

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The revolution will be whispered

Google cofounder Sergey Brin believes the Web is being stifled with rules and regulation. But for Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, the people will always have the final word.  

On Apr 16, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Two hours of freedom for Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei

For a moment, it seemed like the "skies [had] changed" in China. Then, Ai Weiwei's Weibo account disappeared. Again.

On Mar 19, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Chinese bloggers take up nude-photo revolution

Fans of Ai Weiwei, a dissident artist, are sharing nude photos of themselves to protest government censorship.

On Nov 21, 2011 by Kevin Morris